In Celebration of International Women’s Day this week, we give you the second of our additions to the new Africa we Want Video Archive. This week we present you with a collection of videos about Women in Africa. Gender equality and parity is an important development goal and it sits at the heart of all development needs on the continent. In the collection of videos below you will find a few documentaries, conference level discussions, and short pieces about the gains young African women have made on the continent. As the Video archive will continue to grow, remember that we will regularly update it with filmed news, documentaries, and discussions about the Agenda 2063 strategy in the hopes that it provides an invaluable resources for anyone working in the African developmental sector, or all those who wants to learn more, or research the strategy further. We will also include videos that are related to health, education, employment, and access in Africa.
If you have a video you would like to contribute to this section, kindly send the video link through the contact form on our AAYMCA website with your name so that we credit you for the share.
Under the distinguished patronage of the First Lady of the Republic of Ghana and President of the African First Ladies Against HIV & AIDS (OAFLA), Her Excellency Dr. Lordina Mahama, and the UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Ghana hosted the 7th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights (ACSHR) from 8th – 12th February 2016.
With the support of UNFPA and other partners, Curious Minds, a youth led organisation has coordinated this crucial conference under the theme ‘Realizing Demographic Dividend in Africa: the Critical Importance of Adolescents and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights’.
In line with the human development aspirations contained in the ICPD Beyond 2014, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and African Union’s Agenda 2063, this conference aimed at exploring and agreeing the amplification of best practices for adolescents and youth Sexual Health and Rights.
Ethiopia is a Christian island surrounded by Muslim countries and Harar is other island within that island: a difficult city for sorting, the fourth holiest city of Islam with almost a hundred mosques within its walls, and the place where the poet Arthur Rimbaud chose to refuge in his flight from Europe. Here women on the street control the sale of khat, a plant with stimulant powers that sets the pace of Harar. Consumption, ritualised in everyday life of the city, provides its inhabitants a unique identity.
GirlZtalk: Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
The African Group of Diplomats to Canada, the African Women Diplomatic Forum, and the Institute of African Studies, Carleton University conference. “The African Union’s Agenda 2063: Assessing the Development Vision for Africa”
In Africa, woman is not Adam’s rib, at most, she is his shoulders and spinal column. For the vast majority of African women, even today, in the cities and in the countryside, their greatest dream is to get a good husband and have many children. We will approach different cases as beauty contests, polygamy and arranged marriages.
We travelled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to meet some of the amazing women who have become role models in their communities, enabled by the 5by20 Project, Coca-Cola’s extraordinary global initiative focused on developing effective entrepreneurship amongst 5 million women by 2020. We meet Korach, a former pavement trader in Addis who now owns her own store and whose income has improved dramatically since being trained in business and life skills by a 5by20 local implementing partner; and we meet Tiruwork, who for years has worked tirelessly with her fellow sanitary workers keeping the capital’s streets clean. With new skills and confidence gained through the programme, she and a group of almost 1000 women have partnered with local government and a recycling company in a pilot programme which sees them separating waste and earning each time they deliver recyclable plastic to the local business partner.
Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie joins Breaking Views with UNICEF to voice her concerns about the future of her country, the situation of children, and the role of women in changing the future of Africa.